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Professors Catlos and Gayley Featured at CHA Faculty Celebration

Feb. 5, 2020

Religious Studies professors Brian Catlos and Holly Gayley will be featured at an event celebrating 2019 faculty achievements hosted by the Center for Humanities & the Arts. Professor Catlos will be recognized for his book, Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain . Professor Gayley also published a...

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Brian Catlos Featured Author at Jaipur Literary Festival 2020

Jan. 10, 2020

Prof. Brian A. Catlos will be a featured author at the Jaipur Literary Festival taking place from 22–27 January at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur, India. In a session sponsored by the Agha Khan Foundation he will be interviewed by best-selling author, William Dalrymple, regarding Catlos’s recent book, Kingdoms of...

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Prof. Elias Sacks: "In Defense of Perplexity," sponsored lecture at University of Virginia

Nov. 21, 2019

Elias Sacks, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, recently visited the University of Virginia to lecture about anti-intellectualism and Jewish thought, give a colloquium about the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory, and lead discussions with undergraduate and graduate students. His visit was sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program,...

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Islamic Spain and the Foundations of Modern Western Culture

Nov. 14, 2019

Dr. Brian Catlos will give a public talk on the foundational influence of Islamic Spain for the Boulder Atheists at the Boulder Public Library, Sun., Nov. 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm.

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'Indecent': Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play / Panel Discussion Talk-Back with Professor David Shneer

Sept. 27, 2019

David Shneer, who is serving as the Yiddish language and cultural consultant for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize nominated play Indecent , will be doing two talk backs: Sunday, September 15, 1:30pm and Friday, October 4, 7:30pm. https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/indecent/ "Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel...

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Mediterranean Studies Events for Fall 2019

Sept. 27, 2019

The CU Mediterranean Studies Group recently hosted Albert Corbetó of the Reial Academia de Bones Lletres of Barcelona, a historian of typography and the book, who gave a class on women printers in the eighteenth-century, and on the relationship between book production and the dissemination of the Spanish “Black Legend.”...

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Prof. Gayley receives Provost Faculty Achievement Award

Sept. 27, 2019

This fall, Professor Holly Gayley was awarded one of the Provost's Faculty Achievement Awards. In a competitive selection process, the award is given to "selected faculty members who have offered recent significant publications or creative contributions in their academic fields." Gayley's award was given in recognition of her 2016 monograph,...

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Professors Gayley and Avalos to Participate in Jaipur Literature Festival

Sept. 19, 2019

Professor Holly Gayley and Professor Natalie Avalos will both be participating in the Jaipur Literature Festival at the Boulder Public Library September 21st-22nd. Professor Gayley's panel on September 21 at 11:30 AM is entitled: Colorado Author Series: Buddhist Love Poetry from India and Tibet​ Professor Avalos' panel is also on...

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Prof. Catlos' Book reviewed by the New York Review of Books

March 7, 2019

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Spring 2019 Faculty News

March 4, 2019

Aun Hasan Ali is working on a monograph about an important period in the history of Imami Shi’ism known as the School of Hillah. During this period (ca. the 12th-14th centuries in southern Iraq), Imami Shi’i scholars produced outstanding and landmark works in the fields of bio-bibliography, substantive law, jurisprudence,...